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Back to School Guide

Welcome to Kents Hill!

We are so excited to welcome you to campus. This online Back to School Guide serves as your primary resource for information regarding the Kents Hill School experience. It will be updated regularly as we move closer to the start of school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at info@kentshill.org or 207-685-1606.

Getting Here

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Academic Resources

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • When will I get my academic schedule?

    Student schedules for the 2019-20 academic year will be released on or before July 31.
  • When does online registration open?

    Online registration will open in mid-July. The forms cover important information regarding contact information, permissions, arrival travel plans, student allowance, athletic options, and more.
  • How will I order textbooks?

    Once academic schedules are available our on-campus Bookstore will order and have your textbooks ready for purchase and pick-up upon your arrival. If you would like to purchase your own textbooks, please contact Tina Duplessis, Student Center Manager, at tduplessis@kentshill.org
  • Do I need to bring my own school supplies?

    You are encouraged to bring your own school supplies including planners, pencils, pens, highlighters, notebooks, binders, accessories, and more. Our on-campus Bookstore also provides a number of these items for purchase.
  • What is the dress code?

    Coming soon! 

Life at Kents Hill

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • What should I pack?

    Boarding students will be provided with a bed, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe. No outside furniture is permitted. We are aware that bringing the below items with you might not be possible in some situations, so multiple shopping trips will be offered during student orientation and throughout the academic year.

    What You May Want to Bring
     
    Air-tight food storage containers
    Comforter, extra blankets, bed sheets, mattress cover, pillow
    Clock radio/alarm clock
    Clothes hangers
    Desk lamp
    Extension cord and power strip
    Fan
    Hair dryer
    Laundry basket or bag
    Towels, shower shoes, and shower caddy
    Small trunk or personal safe
    Under-the-bed storage containers
    Pictures, posters, and other decorative items
     
    What Not to Bring
     
    Air conditioning (A/C) units or heaters
    Any appliance with a heating coil (hot pot/tea kettle)
    Candles or incense
    Christmas lights or string lights
    Electric blanket
    Halogen lamps
    Pets (yes, fish are pets)
    Firearms/weapons
    Iron
    Lighters or matches
    Microwave
    Refrigerator*
    Tacks or nails for hanging items
    Television  

    Note: Senior and Postgraduate students are permitted to have a small personal refrigerator (no larger than four cubic feet) in their rooms. 
  • How should I ship my belongings?

    Two services - United Parcel Service and the United States Postal Service - are available for shipping belongings to campus. Please use the below address to ensure proper delivery.

    Kents Hill School
    [Student Name]
    1614 Main Street
    Kents Hill, Maine 04349
  • What is the weather like?

    Weather at Kents Hill varies greatly. It can be very warm at the beginning of the academic year, but nighttime temperatures may drop below zero by the end of the first semester. Expect some rain in the fall and spring and snow in the winter. You will also find plenty of very sunny and warm days. The best advice is to pack for any and all situations. Mud or rain boots and a good winter coat are strongly recommended! 
  • Where can I find the Community Handbook?

    The 2019-20 Community Handbook will be available soon.
  • Can I bring my own laptop or desktop computer?

    Yes! Our IT team supports a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) technology environment and recommends that students bring a personal laptop and/or desktop to use during their time at Kents Hill. We provide 300MBps Internet connectivity to all classrooms, labs, and dorms.
  • Who provides the best cell phone service?

    The most reliable providers in our immediate area are Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular. 
  • What are Class Projects?

    Class Projects are our way of orienting each class, developing leadership skills, and exploring the beauty of Maine. Additional information - including schedules and packing lists - will be available soon. 
  • What sports and activities are offered?

    Our athletics program offers beginning and seasoned athletes teams in 19 plus sports and a full range of opportunities for practice and competition. Students participate in a team sport or afternoon activity each trimester. Students will be asked to select a team sport or afternoon activity during the online registration process, but are provided two weeks at the beginning of each season to switch to another team and/or activity if they so desire. 
  • What activities are offered on the weekends?

    Kents Hill provides a number of creative and engaging activities on weekends and other free times. On-campus weekend activities include athletic events, movie nights, live music, live bands, and ice cream socials. Off-campus destinations include dining, movie theaters, shopping, skiing and snowboarding destinations, hiking destinations, and more.
  • Help! What do I do if I have a question not answered here?

    No worries! Please contact our Admissions Office at 207-685-1606 or info@kentshill.org. Keep in mind that this Back to School Guide will be updated as we move closer to the start of school.

Contact

Main Office, Receptionist
207-685-4914
Main Office, Admissions
207-685-1606, info@kentshill.org
Dean of Students, Diane Chick
207-685-1627, dchick@kentshill.org
Assistant to the Dean of Students, Addie Michaud
207-685-4914, amuchaud@kentshill.org
Director of Student Learning, Erica Chute
207-685-1644, echute@kentshill.org
Bookstore, Tina Duplessis
207-685-1628, tduplessis@kentshill.org
Athletics, Nan Hambrose
207-685-1667, nhambrose@kentshill.org
Finance & Accounting, Susan Fish
207-685-1678, sfish@kentshill.org
Health Center, Lindsey Butterfield
207-685-1624, lbutterfield@kentshill.org
Technology, Mike DeLisle
207-685-1687, helpdesk@kentshill.org


1614 Main Street, Kents Hill, Maine 04349       |       207-685-4914       |       info@kentshill.org